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Feudal Law
(1,486 words)

[German version]

A. Terms (CT)

Feudal law (ius feodale) (FL) describes legal norms relating to the medieval feudal system in general and, more specifically, the feudal relationship between lord and vassal. The German word Lehen ('fief') is derived from Old High German lehan ('loan', 'lend') and describes the transfer of economically useful land (property, law, office, etc.,) a…

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Lück, Heiner (Halle-Wittenberg RWG), “Feudal Law”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 12 August 2020 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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